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NuCanoe Fishing Kayak Buyer's Guide: Paddle. Pedal. Power.

NuCanoe Fishing Kayak Buyer's Guide: Paddle. Pedal. Power.

NuCanoe Buyer's Guide

Good inventions are built from a desire to share an idea. Great inventions are built from a passion – an insatiable thirst to share a personal love with everyone around you. In 2006, Tim Niemier set out to put “a billion butts in boats.” From his ambition and partnership with Blake Young, NuCanoe was built.

Based in Bellingham, WA and roto-molded in Oostburg, WI, more than 95% of the parts and accessories to make NuCanoe boats are made in the USA. Whether you are an angler, hunter, rower, diver, or pleasure-cruiser, NuCanoe has a kayak to fit your lifestyle.

Paddle – Pedal – Power

Versatility is critical with NuCanoe Fishing Kayaks. Any model, any time, NuCanoe kayaks can be paddled, pedaled, or powered. The switch is easy and does not require drilling holes in your kayak. This is important for owners who want to start small and upgrade over time without drilling into their kayaks.

No matter if you are in a Flint, Frontier, Pursuit, or Unlimited, each NuCanoe kayak can be powered by any means at any point you own it. NuCanone wants to UNLIMIT Your Experience on the water. Let’s take a look at a few of their kayaks and find the best fit for your needs.

Our Top NuCanoe Picks

NuCanoe Flint Fishing Kayak

Length: 11'3" | Width: 33" | Weight: 63lbs (without drive) | Carrying Capacity: 375lbs

Stability and maneuverability make the NuCanoe Flint versatile enough for narrow rivers to large lakes. Designed for all-day comfort, the Flint features a custom height seat and a wide-open deck to give you complete control of how you build your kayak.

Anglers will love the four flush-mount rod tubes, two horizontal rod holders, tackle box pockets and five accessory tracks throughout the kayak. Additional features include a transducer recess, integrated foot pegs, and multiple storage options. NuCanoe's Flint is a blank canvas waiting to be painted by anglers who know exactly what they want.


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NuCanoe Flint Fishing Kayak

NuCanoe Frontier 10 Fishing Kayak

Length: 10' | Width: 39" | Weight: 62lbs (without drive) | Carrying Capacity: 500lbs

For anglers who prowl smaller waters like rivers, small lakes and ponds, the Frontier 10 is compact without sacrificing stability. Keeping a low-profile, the Frontier 10 is easy to maneuver allowing you to spend more time fishing.

Anglers with more experience will appreciate the open deck with customizable storage. Keep your clutter to a minimum and reduce your snag areas. Other great features of the NuCanoe Frontier 10 include a gear vault, battery box home, hatch sack, rod clips, and rod holders. A great bonus feature is the Frontier 10 is tandem seat compatible for the days you don't want to fish alone!


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NuCanoe Frontier 10 Fishing Kayak

NuCanoe Frontier 12 Fishing Kayak

Length: 12' | Width: 41" | Weight: 77lbs (without drive) | Carrying Capacity: 650lbs

Considered one of the most stabile fishing kayaks on the market, the Frontier 12 is the bigger sibling to the Frontier 10. Built for anglers and hunters, the Frontier 12 is a hybrid fishing kayak capable of taking on salt water, rivers, or hunting in marshes.

At 41" wide, anglers don't need to worry about stability when standing and fishing in the open deck. With NuCanoe kayaks, anglers have the choice to set out stripped down or rigged up with accessories. With four accessory tracks, rod holders, ample storage, anchor line cleats, battery box home, and many more features, the Frontier 12 is a fully-customizable fishing kayak for any level of angler.


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NuCanoe Frontier 12

NuCanoe Pursuit Fishing Kayak

Length: 13'6" | Width: 35" | Weight: 82lbs (without drive) | Carrying Capacity: 500lbs

Speed, open space and stability define the NuCanoe Pursuit Fishing Kayak. If you are an angler needing to cover lots of skinny, open, or moving water in limited time, the Pursuit is for you. Whether you are a novice or a professional, the customizable NuCanoe Pursuit can fit any angler.

How much you bring on your fishing trips is entirely up to you – strip it down or rig it up. With a 27" Cast N' Blast Deck, multiple long accessory tracks, large storage spaces, internal rod tubes, PIVOT drive readiness, new CH Fusion seating, and many more features, the NuCanoe Pursuit is built for adventurers looking to rig out their kayaks exactly how they want them.


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NuCanoe Pursuit

NuCanoe Unlimited Fishing Kayak

Length: 12'6" | Width: 41" | Weight: 84lbs (without drive) | Carrying Capacity: 650lbs

A kayak that was designed to get through any obstacle, the NuCanoe Unlimited's hull is built for speed, stability and to take on any water conditions. Ready for pedals, power, and electronics, the Unlimited is ready to be rigged out however any serious angler wants.

Featuring the new Tarpon Drainage System, a GearPod, watertight hull integrity, 22' of aluminum accessory tracks, thru-hull wiring ports and a transducer pod, the NuCanoe Unlimited is ready for any accessory. Other features include flush rod holders, tackle pockets, rod tip holders, and easy wiring access ports and plates. Build your NuCanoe in an Unlimited amount of ways!


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NuCanoe Unlimited Fishing Kayak

NuCanoe Kayak Fishing Accessories

NuCanoe designs their kayaks to be built out the way you want to use them. With a great variety of add-on accessories, owners truly take the driver’s seat to customize their kayak to their needs. Transform your experience on the water with NuCanoe Kayak Accessories.

Our Top NuCanoe Fishing Accessories

NuCanoe PIVOT Drive

NuCanoe PIVOT Drive Pedal System

The NuCanoe PIVOT Drive System is a high performance pedal drive accessory for the F10, Flint, Frontier 12, Pursuit or Unlimited.

The PIVOT drive does note require a hole in the deck floor, has a transom mounted prop for superior maneuverability, and preserves a clean and open fishing deck.

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NuCanoe GearPod

NuCanoe GearPod

Capacity: 10 gallons | Weight: 8lbs | Dimensions: 30" x 22" x 7"

Enjoy a clean open deck with the ability to combine the UNLIMITED and Flint with the all-new 2021 Gear Pod! Fully removable storage solution to maximize organization while still protecting your deck space.

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NuCanoe 2.3hp Motor

NuCanoe Honda 2.3hp Short Shaft Motor

Honda's BF2.3 is one of the world's lightest four-stroke outboards. The BF2.3 is so light, it rivals many two-stroke 2HP engines and electric motors, without the battery!

The BF2.3 features 15% more power than its predecessor and a larger internal gas tank that provides about one hour of operation at full throttle. Also includes forced air cooled engine, swivel steering and shallow water drive.

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NuCanoe Casting Bar

NuCanoe Casting Bars

Weight: 8lbs | Dimensions: 24" x 16" x 4"

Stand easily and fish confidently with NuCanoe's Casting Bars (different models for each kayak). Casting bars work in the Freedom Track and fold when they are not in use. Made from powder-coated aluminum with a foam grip for comfort.


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NuCanoe BlackPak

NuCanoe BlackPak

Weight: 8lbs | Dimensions: 16" x 16" x 2"

The NuCanoe BlackPak is the ideal gear & rod storage solution. With three rod tubes, two mighty-mounts on top, custom hinges and made from durable marine starboard, the NuCanoe BlackPak fits perfectly in your Crate Space.

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NuCanoe Plug and Play Kit

NuCanoe Plug and PLay Bow Mount Motor Kit

Weight: 8lbs | Dimensions: 16" x 16" x 10"

The Plug and Play Motor Kit Bow Mount is the easiest way to use a bow mount motor. It preserves your open deck and balances the weight of the motor and battery. Includes the internal Motor Wiring Kit, Battery Box, & Bow Motor Mount.

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Shop NuCanoe Fishing Kayaks and Accessories

If you’re going to be spending a lot of time on the water and desire a blank canvas fishing kayak to build exactly how you want, a NuCanoe Kayak is the Fishing Kayak for you. With the right kayak underneath you, you're sure to explore deeper waters, find better fishing spots, and catch bigger fish than ever before.

Whether you’re just getting into fishing kayaks or are a seasoned pro, our lineup of NuCanoe fishing kayaks has a kayak that is right for you. All our products are available to you via free and fast shipping, to check them out click HERE.

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